Senior Congress leaders, together with Ghulam Nabi Azad, Kapil Sibal and Shashi Tharoor, had written to Sonia Gandhi, looking for organisational modifications
Chandigarh: Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar on Saturday stated the “letter-politics” looking for modifications within the social gathering mirrored “insecurities and political ambitions” of some of its signatories.
Twenty-three Congress leaders, together with Ghulam Nabi Azad, Kapil Sibal and Shashi Tharoor, had written to social gathering chief Sonia Gandhi earlier within the month, looking for organisational modifications.
The points raised by the leaders had been mentioned through the Congress Working Committee (CWC) on Monday.
During the marathon seven-hour assembly, it was determined that Sonia Gandhi will proceed because the social gathering’s interim president and impact vital organisational modifications whereas an AICC session shall be known as on the earliest to begin the method of electing a new chief.
Jakhar in a assertion stated as Sonia Gandhi had clearly said that the social gathering organisation and its president could be elected in six months nevertheless it was unlucky that some leaders continued making undesirable statements.
Such statements change into much more ridiculous because the demand for elections is being made by those that by no means contested the polls themselves, Jakhar stated.
The state Congress chief stated there have been “inherent contradictions” within the letter written by them.
“They target Rahul Gandhi for abetting division within the ranks by holding Youth Congress elections, and on the other hand, they want elections to be held from the block level to the national body despite pandemic crisis,” he stated.
“Is it not applying double standards? Will these elections then not create rift in the party itself,” he questioned.
Jakhar stated as an alternative of giving a critical thought earlier than making statements, some leaders had been attempting to guard their positions, which was a “sign of frustration and weakness”.
Jakhar recalled that within the social gathering’s basic assembly in 2018, the very leaders who are actually speaking about social gathering elections had proposed that as an alternative of holding the elections, the Congress president ought to be authorised to nominate the working committee.
He stated a chief had tried to justify the Congress Working Committee elections on the pretext that the individual elected on this manner can have a assured tenure and will be capable of converse his thoughts with out the worry of dropping his seat.
“I believe that any person, whether elected or nominated, who doesn’t have the courage of his conviction and is unable to speak up his mind for the fear of losing his position, has no right to be on the decision-making body of the party,” stated Jakhar.
The Punjab Congress chief stated in reality some leaders had “lost self-confidence and had forgotten” how excessive their standing within the social gathering was. He stated such standing was not on account of membership of any home however on account of their expertise and contribution to the social gathering.
Those holding excessive positions within the social gathering ought to realise that their political standing is not going to be affected with the expiry of their Rajya Sabha memberships, he stated.
Commenting on the thought of “collective leadership”, Jakhar stated, “I want to assure that they will always be a part of the party’s collective leadership as the party has invested a lot in them and wants to benefit from their decades-long experience in the Rajya Sabha.”
“Of course, I am a supporter of democracy in the party but there should be regular brainstorming within the party and the modalities of its implementation should be worked out through mutual deliberation,” Jakhar stated.
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